Trail proponents tour Rock Island tunnel at Eugene

Members of Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc., hosted members of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for a tour of the Eugene tunnel on Thursday and a visit to the KATY Trail in Columbia with people who spearheaded that project. The group was joined by a top Ameren Missouri official, Warren Wood, who has attended public meetings across the 144-mile railbed corridor from Beaufort to Windsor over the past three years as the proposed trail project has developed. MORIT officials are encouraging Missourians with an interest in seeing the trail developed into a state park to continue writing letters of support to elected officials including new Gov. Mike Parson.